World of Warcraft’s human male gets both more and less lumpy

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By on June 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Warlords of Draenor, will provide quite the makeover. One of the most pronounced graphical improvements is to character models, and ever since Blizzard has been showing these off we’ve been waiting to get a look at the human male.

“The male Human has long been a source of criticism from some of you for his odd proportions and face geometry,” art director Chris Robinson wrote.

“We’ve taken great care to ensure we’re not changing so much that he looks completely unlike anything you’d expect, while also correcting some of the more glaring problems. We hope you enjoy the results!”

You can see more of the new look over on Battle.net – or, quite soon, in the alpha version of Warlords of Draenor, and of course when the expansion officially launches sometime in autumn.

Source: Battle.net

27 comments (Leave your own)

Of all the things I care about in WoW the character models are not among them.

Nothing about this expansion jumps out at me and says “buy me”. I could be wrong it might be amazing but I haven’t heard anything that makes me think “yea I could really start to enjoy this again”.

alpha version of Warlords of Draenor,

it’s a BETA they are even calling it a BETA.

 

The new human male nipples are the stuff from which nightmares are made.

 

Any chance of Games.on.net giving away some beta keys would love to try the beta :).

 

These guys are money suckers. I mean 35€ per game expansion, and still people have to pay 20€ per 60 days of game. The less they could do is offering the expansion packs to its costumers. I hate corporations like this. With millions arriving every single month, they don’t even have the decency to offer the expansion pack to the people that support them. Seriously…this is why i’ll never play wow again.

 

fruits,

They are having a “summer sale” on at the moment you could buy upto Pandaria for $25 (not sure where Cataclysm fits in though)

But still it is WoW some pretty under handed bs in there.

CO, Conan, Rift, these are alternatives that are free and there some others about.

But its mmo’s in general they just dont get it yet (fingers crossed).

 

Brewr,

Yeah but if we have to wait for a summer sale or any kind of special bundle to buy the game you’ll get it just before a new expansion pack comes out, you will be always a step behind. I think they get too much money from the players not to offer them the expansions. We are not talking about millions spent on engine researches. Draenor will run on the same engine, re-textured and with new fluid and more complete animations. Not to mention that above the monthly fee, you still have players spending cash on new mounts, gears etc. Which imo it’s pathetic, i mean basically how much more cash you spend, better you will be without the need to raid 15% weekly drop rate bosses, in order to get 1 part from 4 or 5 you’ll need to that gear. Pay to play and pay to win all in one. Still is a great game, but could have a better line of ideas if blizzard was not so greedy.

 

fruits,

My eyes.

So, you seem to have a problem with people spending money on cosmetic items, such as mounts and transmog helms (no stats, just looks).

Some other rambling about spending more money, the better you’re without having to raid to get items? I don’t understand. I also don’t understand how that’s pay to win, so many people don’t even understand what that even means, hilarious.

As for expansion/monthly price. I only play WoW/CS/BF and the odd game of C&C, so I’m not really forking out $50-$90 every month or so on a new game, so I don’t mind the $15 a month, I feel as though I get money well spent for the time I enjoy playing.

Yes, the expansions could be cheaper, or even free. But when you have 7-10mil subscribers, you must be doing something right.

 

LeFuhrious,

I think you’ve missed something about my text, you should read it slower. I don’t really care about who spends money in wow i was talking about me. As about the raid basically some need to do it and some don’t when it should be equal for everyone, at least the sacrifice. You just don’t notice the p2w because there is a LARGE amount of players buying the basic aka the expansion. Anyway i like wow, i just think they could appreciate the fact that so many people spend money there since is appeared.

 

fruits:
These guys are money suckers. I mean 35€ per game expansion, and still people have to pay 20€ per 60 days of game. The less they could do is offering the expansion packs to its costumers. I hate corporations like this. With millions arriving every single month, they don’t even have the decency to offer the expansion pack to the people that support them. Seriously…this is why i’ll never play wow again.

Reminds me of Ultima Online: The Second Age.

When T2A came out, previous editions of the game were “obsolete”. So you’d go out and pay $80 AUD for the T2A boxed copy, enjoy your 30 days and then subscribe for $9.95 USD a month.

If you bought an old box for $80, no matter. Just meant more patches to download.

If you were already a subscriber, you paid an extra $9.95 USD that month of release to upgrade to the latest expansion.

It was great for new players and subscribers essentially got the new content with their sub fee. And new players did not need to purchase previous expansions to catch up. The latest copy of the game included them all.

There aren’t many subscription based games that kept true to that initial model. EVE Online is one of the only ones.

 

fruits,

I don’t understand how anything in the game is pay to win? I don’t think you understand what it means.

You can’t buy Heroic warforged gear/legendaries/all achievements? Am i missing something?

 

LeFuhrious,

Man, spend a lifetime farming gold then. Once again, i like wow, i just don’t like money suckers. Expansions, DLC’s whatever, it should be free, specially for a mmo as famous and successful as WoW. In my fair point of view, there are many variants of pay to play.

1. The usual pay to play, when you pay for a game, and play it without monthly fees. Which means, that you’ll have to pay for all extra content like dlc’s and expansions. Diablo III for example, Guild Wars 2 and many more.

2. The other kind of usual pay to play, when you pay for a game, with a monthly fee. And you get all expansions for free, unless it’s a sequel.

3. The awkward usual pay to play, when you pay for game and for expansions, dlc’s and so on, but still without monthly fees.

4. At last WoW pay to play, pay for the game, for the expansions and the fee. Combo pay.

PS – Even Apple builds software for free to its customers, i don’t get why Blizzard is not able to be decent with their supporters.

 

fruits,

It’s simple economics. They will charge what they can. If people are paying for it, nothing will change.
They’re a business, they want money, they will charge.

 

Not that I’ve played it in ages but WoW is really good value for money if you have the will and time to play it.

Honestly what you actually get for your money puts alot of free to play games to shame.

 

fruits,

Have you even played this game? You can’t even buy decent gear with gold. You’ve got to do raids, battlegrounds, arenas etc for gear. Sure you can get a few bits and pieces without actually raiding, but not much. Purchasing gold with real money will have your account suspended. Yes, it is one of the more costly games to play, if you’re looking at it like a retard. Expansions every few years for $50, which are basically a brand new game worth of play time and a monthly sub that at its most expensive is $15/month. Quite a few million people have been playing this game consistently for nearly 10 years. There’s a reason for it and you pay for it. Its called quality and its something “free to play” (pay to win) games will never have.

People pay good money for quality and I can see you have issue with that (mostly by your snide Apple comment). You want it all for nothing. Development, especially continued development and maintenance is expensive, and that’s what we pay for. Blizzard has been doing that with WoW for nearly 10 years and has (barring Cataclysm) done a fantastic job.

 

In fairness you can buy max level … but that’s not really “winning”. You still have to put alot of effort in if you want to “win”

 

spooler,

And even then, when WoD comes out it wont be buying a max lvl toon, so you will still have to do content and lvl up. So that doesn’t really count for pay to win.

Case of the usual false entitlement really when it comes down to people complaining about paying for expansions, last I checked people preferred expansions with loads of content over small over priced dlc packs. At least they make the expansions worth the price they charge.

 

cjgordon: Case of the usual false entitlement really when it comes down to people complaining about paying for expansions, last I checked people preferred expansions with loads of content over small over priced dlc packs. At least they make the expansions worth the price they charge.

I dunno I’ve always thought it’s incredibly stupid that we pay a monthly sub for “development of additional content” and then we have to pay for an expansion for new content.

 

spooler,

Yeah, I don’t like having to pay a monthly sub, but these days I tend to view all the added content as part of the expansion, then the monthly fee to keep the servers up, or for us to *rent* space on their servers.
Everyone has their own view though.

 

fruits:
LeFuhrious,

1. The usual pay to play, when you pay for a game, and play it without monthly fees. Which means, that you’ll have to pay for all extra content like dlc’s and expansions. Diablo III for example, Guild Wars 2 and many more.

Actually re: Guild Wars 2 – all extra content (usually monthly since launch) has been free so far, as well as free account services, realm transfer services, etc.

WoW has boxed product + subs + microtrans + account services fees + paid expansions. Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake…. mmm Blizzard customers paying out..

 

Sphinx2000: Actually re: Guild Wars 2 – all extra content (usually monthly since launch) has been free so far, as well as free account services, realm transfer services, etc.

WoW has boxed product + subs + microtrans + account services fees + paid expansions. Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake…. mmm Blizzard customers paying out..

And yet the much older, much more expensive game is also hugely more popular. Hmm…

 
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